'''Charles Christopher "Chris" DuBois''' is a songwriter and music publisher based out of [[Nashville, Tennessee]]. DuBois began his music career as ASCAP Director of Membership in 1993. He left ASCAP in 1999 to form [[Sea Gayle Music]] with business partners [[Brad Paisley]] and [[Frank Rogers (record producer)|Frank Rogers]]. Since that time, Sea Gayle has become one of the most successful independent publishing companies in all of music.<ref>Miner, Maurice. [http://www.ascap.com/playback/2004/june/pubprofile.html "Full Force Gayle"], ''ASCAP Playback Magazine'', June 2004. Retrieved on 2010-6-11.</ref> In 2010 and 2011, Sea Gayle was named ASCAP Country Publisher of the Year. It was the first time since 1982 that an independent publishing company had won that award. In 2009, Sea Gayle Music launched Sea Gayle Records as an imprint of Sony Music Nashville.<ref>Gayle Thompson. [http://www.theboot.com/2009/11/16/brad-paisley-record-label/ "Brad Paisley Launches New Record Label"], "The Boot", November 2009. Retrieved on 2011-10-19.</ref>
As a songwriter, DuBois has had more than 25 Top 20 singles including
DuBois began serving as Paisley’s executive producer in 2005 on the album ''[[Time Well Wasted]]'' which won ACM and CMA awards for Album of the Year.<ref name="ACM">[http://www.acmcountry.com Academy of Country Music]</ref><ref name = "CMA" >[http://cmaawards.cmaworld.com/nominees/view-past-winners/ Country Music Association Past Winners] Retrieved on 2011-10-19.</ref> DuBois has continued his role as executive producer for the Paisley albums ''[[5th Gear (album)|5th Gear]]'' ''[[American Saturday Night]]'', ''[[This is Country Music]]'', ''[[Wheelhouse (album)|Wheelhouse]]'' and Moonshine In The Truck.